Inside house of horrors where cruel owner left dogs to live in their own urine

Inside house of horrors where cruel owner left dogs to live in their own urine

A dog was forced to live in squalid conditions after he was locked up inside an office and abandoned by his owner for days.

The American Bully, now named Teddy, even tried to chew through the door because he was desperate for food and water.

The animal was found soaked in his own urine and faeces because his owner went away and "didn't have anyone to look after it".

Teddy has since been rescued and is now looking for his forever home.

His former owner Celestino Furtado, of Hemswell Avenue in east Hull, has been banned from keeping dogs for five years, Hull Live reports.

The 32-year-old was found guilty of three offences contrary to section 9 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006, including failing to meet the dog’s need for a suitable environment, adequate care and supervision and an adequate supply of fresh drinking water at Hull Magistrates Court.

A warrant was issued for his arrest and he appeared before the same court on October 1 to be sentenced.

RSPCA Inspector Jilly Dickinson said: “The smell coming out of the unit was unbearable. There was a wooden door inside which Teddy had scratched and chewed along with exposed electrical wires.

“It was a warm day and he appeared desperate for water – drinking every bowl we put in front of him. The environment was completely unhygienic and the large build-up of faeces suggested it had not been cleaned in some time.”

Despite previous advice by the RSPCA, Furtado did not keep his dog's environment clean and conditions had deteriorated to an unacceptable level.

Inspector Dickinson attended Furtado’s business address in Oxford Street, Wincolmlee, in May this year, along with a Welfare Officer from Hull City Council .

They found the dog walking in his own urine and faeces, which led to some sores developing on his paws, although they were not infected.

Teddy had skin irritation, particularly under his chin.

 The smell emanating from the unit was so strong that it could be smelt from outside, the inspector found.


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